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    Oh - Disney II does not allow food for...

    Oh - Disney II does not allow food for celebrations in the classroom. No cupcakes, treats, etc for birthdays, holidays. Occasionally, the school will host a pizza or ice cream party for achieving...
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    Why start now? :) Apparently, CPS thinks half...

    Why start now? :)

    Apparently, CPS thinks half days and switching spring break dates mid-stream is a good idea, too.
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    Disney II is not peanut free. My daughter had a...

    Disney II is not peanut free. My daughter had a classmate K-3rd (they recently moved) who had a severe peanut allergy. The classroom was designated "peanut/tree nut free" (although there is no food...
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    Bucktown Education Forum OCTOBER 18th

    Copied this from the CPSO blog. BTW, I attended this event a few years ago and it was very informative:

    If you havenít seen or heard, the Bucktown Community Organization is holding its annual...
  5. Thread: Love the Site!

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    CPSO - would you put a 'quick link' at the top of...

    CPSO - would you put a 'quick link' at the top of your blog? When I want to get to the forum, I have to scroll down through the more recent blog posts to find the link (although I have now saved it...
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    Christine - I'm not 100% sure now...I thought...

    Christine - I'm not 100% sure now...I thought everyone followed the Oct 1st date for the next school year.

    If anyone else has specific dates for other schools that are different, please post!
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    The Disney II magnet date posted (Sept 27) is...

    The Disney II magnet date posted (Sept 27) is actually our Open House for current families, not a tour. Tours are scheduled on the following dates:

    October 11, 25, November 15, 29
    9 am - 10am...
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    Benji - The CPS website should have details on...

    Benji - The CPS website should have details on how to apply to schools mid-year as well as for next year. Starting October 1, applications are available for the 2013-14 school year. You can apply...
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    Tuition -Based PreK registration is October 1st

    Just an FYI for those of you considering Tuition-Based PreK: Registration starts October 1st. In some cases, it fills up immediately & a wait list is started. If you are considering one of these...
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    Maude - for 'lottery' (magnet) schools, there...

    Maude - for 'lottery' (magnet) schools, there aren't scores, just the lottery. Selective Enrollment goes by scores/merit.
  11. Thread: "Magnet" criteria

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    Magnet schools draw from all over the city to...

    Magnet schools draw from all over the city to provide a more diverse student population & give students options outside of their neighborhood schools. It's a pure lottery system with a percentage...
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    It's great that you are doing your research...

    It's great that you are doing your research before moving. Keep in mind that Magnet schools are LOTTERY and that even living across the street does not guarantee that you'll get in. Donating money,...
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